Tetris Online, Inc.
Last Revised: December 15, 2012
1. SCOPE OF THIS POLICY; CHANGESTop
We may revise and update this Policy at any time. We will alert you that changes have been made by indicating on this Policy the date it was last updated. If the changes are significant, we also will notify you on the TOA Products that our Policy has been revised. We encourage you to review this Policy whenever you visit any of the TOA Products to make sure that you understand how any personal information you provide will be used.
This Policy applies to personal information collected through your interaction with or use of the TOA Products. This Policy does not apply to sites or applications operated by any third parties. In addition, this Policy is designed to apply to the TOA Products operated in offices within the United States and not any international affiliates or other companies or organizations to which we link.
2. PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECTTop
We may collect various types of information about you, including personal, demographic and aggregate data.
Demographic information is anonymous information, which may include your age, date of birth, gender, demographic area, hobbies or interests. Demographic information is not considered personal information unless it is linked with your other personal information, which we may do for a variety of reasons such as to customize the content according to your interests and preferences. Personal information does not include aggregate information, which is data we collect about the use of the TOA Products or categories of such users, from which personal information has been removed. Aggregate data is used for a number of purposes such as to help us understand trends and user needs so that we can improve our products and services.
Personal information may be collected in a number of ways through the TOA Products, such as when you voluntarily provide it in connection with registering, creating a profile, posting content, sending an email or message to another user or participating in the interactive games, forums or features of the TOA Products. If you leave a comment on a forum or provide a testimonial on the TOA Products, you should be aware that any personally identifiable information you submit there can be read, collected, or used by other users, and could be used to send you unsolicited messages. We are not responsible for the personally identifiable information you choose to submit on or in the TOA Products.
When you invite new members into your network or send messages through the TOA Products, we collect and maintain the information associated with those messages, included email address and content.
3. USES OF PERSONAL INFORMATIONTop
In general, we use personal information that we collect to process your requests or transactions, to provide you with information or services you request, to inform you about other information, events, promotions, products or services we think will be of interest to you, to facilitate your use and our administration and operation of the TOA Products, to learn more about and improve the TOA Products and for the purpose for which information was provided. For example, we may use the information we collect:
- i. To send you a welcoming email or contact you about your use of the TOA Products, such as for administrative purposes or to provide you with customer service;
- ii. To provide you with the services, products or information you request and to complete any transactions or facilitate the use of any features in connection there with, such as matching users for gameplay;
- iii. To contact you about or to advertise our or a third party's services, products, activities, special events or offers and for other marketing, informational, product development and promotional purposes;
- iv. To respond to your emails, submissions, comments, requests or complaints;
- v. To notify contest winners; and
- vi. To request feedback and to enable us to develop, customize and improve the TOA Products and new offerings.
4. SHARING OF PERSONAL INFORMATIONTop
Tetris does not sell or rent personal information to third parties or share personal information with third parties outside the Tetris family of organizations, which currently includes The Tetris Company LLC (and its agent Blue Planet Software, Inc.) and Ace Studios, Inc. (collectively, the "Tetris Family") except as described in this Policy as it may be revised from time to time, or with your consent. We may share your personal information with organizations that are part of the Tetris Family, which may use such information consistent with this Policy (see Use of Personal Information, above). We may also share personal information with consultants, vendors and service providers ("Service Providers") who perform functions on our behalf, but we require that Service Providers only use such information as is necessary to carry out their work. We also allow third party vendors to serve creatives and other ads on our sites to collect information about users' interactions with those ads. In addition, we may share your information with third parties if we have a good faith belief that the disclosure is necessary or appropriate to comply with law or legal process; to protect and defend the rights and property or personal safety of Tetris, our customers or the public; to prevent and protect Tetris and our users from fraudulent, abusive, unlawful or unauthorized use of the TOA Products; or to otherwise enforce our rights and agreements. We also may share such information with official law enforcement authorities in our sole discretion. Your personal information also may be disclosed or transferred as part of, or during negotiations of, any merger, sale of company assets, financing or acquisition or in any other situation where personal information may be transferred as one of the business assets of Tetris.
5. ONLINE COMMUNITIESTop
The TOA Products may include certain online communities and other interactive features, such as user profiles, user gameplay matching, blogs, forums, message boards and chat rooms. You should note that certain information you post or provide to such public areas of the TOA Products are publicly available and may be shared with other users. You can restrict user access to certain information through the privacy preferences setting on your account. However, although we strive to use commercially reasonable efforts to implement these privacy preferences, no system or security measure is perfect or impenetrable. In addition, when you use the TOA Products you are interacting with other users, not just your designated friends. You should always be cautious when giving out personal information to others in public online forums. We strongly encourage parents to supervise their children’s activity in public forums and to caution them not to share any personal information.
If we combine cookies with or link them to any of the personally identifying information, we will treat this information as personally identifiable information; otherwise it is treated as and used in the aggregate. You may block, erase, or be warned of cookies through the browser settings on your computer; however, if a browser is set not to accept cookies or if a user rejects a cookie, you may not be able to sign in or access TOA Products or certain features of TOA Products.
"Web beacons" (also known as "Web bugs," "action tags," "pixel trackers," or "clear GIFs") may also be used on the TOA Products or in emails relating to the TOA Products. Web beacons are small graphic images placed on a Web page or social network service application, Web-based document, or in an email message that allow the collection of certain information and monitor user activity on the TOA Products. Web beacons are invisible because of their size (only 1 by 1 pixel) and because they are the same color as the background of the Web page or application. Web beacons are used to collect non–personal information such as the IP address of the computer that the Web beacon is sent to, the URL of the page the Web user comes from and the time the Web beacon is activated (such as when you view the Web page, application, advertisement, or email that contains the Web beacon).
We may also use one or more web analytics services. Web analytics services may record mouse clicks, mouse movements, scrolling activity as well as any text you type on any TOA Product. We may use the information collected through web analytics services to improve the user experience on TOA Products.
7. THIRD PARTY ADVERTISING COMPANIESTop
Third–party companies who serve ads and/or collect certain anonymous information when you visit TOA Products may also use non–personally identifiable information (e.g., click stream information, browser type, time and date, subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over) during your visits to TOA Products in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. These companies typically use a cookie or third party web beacon to collect this information. To learn more about this behavioral advertising practice, or to opt–out of this type of advertising for companies that participate in the Network Advertising Initiative compliance program, you can visit www.networkadvertising.org.
Also, if an advertiser asks us to show an advertisement to users with certain characteristics (for example, women ages 18–24) or a segment of that group (for example, women ages 18–24 who have viewed certain categories of content) and you respond to that advertisement, the third–party advertising company may conclude that you have the characteristics of the audience they are trying to reach.
Also, note that with respect to TOA Products, our system and the third–party advertising technology uses information derived from cookies on your drive and the TOA Products you use to target advertising within our TOA Products. In the course of advertisements being served to you, a unique third–party cookie or cookies may be placed on your computer.
Below are some of the links to various third party vendor terms and conditions (note that TOA is not responsible for updating these links):
RadiumOne (formerly gWallet)
8. PROTECTING PERSONAL INFORMATIONTop
We strive to protect personal information while it is under our control. Your account information is accessible online only through the use of a password. To help protect the confidentiality of personal information, you must keep your password confidential and not disclose it to any other person. You are responsible for all uses of the TOA Products by any person using your password. Please advise us immediately if you believe your password has been compromised or misused.
9. OPTING OUTTop
If you do not wish to receive promotional email from Tetris about our products and services, you may opt out at the time of registration or information collection. When implemented on the TOA Products, if you wish to change your contact preferences at a later date, you may login in to the TOA Products online and update your contact preferences. When implemented on the TOA Products, you will have the ability to choose whether or not to allow other users to contact you through private messaging or email. Please note, even if you opt out of receiving promotional email from Tetris, you may still receive operational emails, including messages relating to transactions or services you have specifically requested, responding to any email from you to us, notifying you of updates or changes to our policies and procedures, or which otherwise provide you with information we believe is important to users. Our systems require time to update, so your opt–out requests may not update immediately. Please note that if you do opt–out, we will not be able to remove personally identifiable information from the databases of third parties with which we have already shared such information. If you wish to cease receiving marketing–related emails from third parties, please contact third parties directly or utilize any opt–out mechanisms set forth in their respective privacy policies or marketing related e–mails.
10. SPECIAL NOTICE REGARDING CHILDRENTop
The TOA Products are not designed for nor do we knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13. If you are under 13, please do not attempt to send any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, or e–mail address. Parents or legal guardians may contact email@example.com for questions or concerns.
11. LINKS TO OTHER WEB SITES OR APPLICATIONSTop
12. CONTACT INFORMATION TO CORRECT AND UPDATE PERSONAL INFORMATION OR OBTAIN ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONTop
If you have any questions or comments about this Policy or our practices relating to the TOA Products or you wish to verify, correct or delete any personal information we have collected, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will endeavor to respond to your inquiry or information request to the extent possible.
13. CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTSTop
Under California law, customers who are California residents are entitled to request and obtain annually information about the personal information we shared, if any, with other businesses for their own direct marketing during the prior calendar year. If applicable, the information would include the categories of personal information and the names and addresses of those businesses with which we shared personal information. To make such a request, please send an email to email@example.com. Written requests may be sent to Customer Service, ATTN: California Privacy, Tetris Online, Inc., 55 Merchant Street, Suite 2100, Honolulu HI 96813. Please note that not all information sharing is covered under the California law, and only information on covered sharing will be included in our response.